Coping with relapse is something that can be discouraging. However, there are many different strategies that you can use to get back on track and refocus on your recovery. In this post, we’re going to discuss some strategies that you can use if you’re dealing with relapse. Keep reading for some helpful tips and tricks we use at Avalon Malibu!
Coping With Relapse
The first thing that’s important to do if you’ve relapsed is forgive yourself. It can be disheartening to think about your relapse, but beating yourself up about it isn’t going to be helpful. It’s best to view this as an opportunity to grow and develop further as a person. So, what are some other things that are important to keep in mind?
Support groups can be especially helpful for individuals who are struggling with relapse. If you’ve never been to a support group before, consider if they could be the right choice for you. They’re an excellent way to learn from people and hear from others who have been in similar situations. If you’re currently in a support group, consider opening up about what you’re dealing with currently. Allowing your support group to provide you with guidance can be an important part of the process. Keep in mind that we offer support groups at Avalon Malibu.
Having people to hold you accountable can be important during every stage of recovery, especially if you’re dealing with relapse. Asking someone you trust to hold you accountable can be a great way to make sure that you’re on the right track and that you have support from people you care about. Consider asking them if they’d be willing to check in on you periodically so that you can provide them with a report of how you’ve been doing and any additional ways that they can support you. While relying on others can be challenging, it’s often an important part of the recovery process for many people.
If you or someone you love is struggling with relapse, know that you’re not alone. Recovery often isn’t linear and relapse is a reality that many people face. If you’d like increased support during this time, feel free to contact us by calling (844) 857-5992. We’d love to provide you with more information about our services and help you decide if they could be the right fit for you. It’s never too late to confront relapse and come up with positive strategies to use in the future.